Short sleep duration is associated with carotid intima-media thickness among men in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.

@article{Sands2012ShortSD,
  title={Short sleep duration is associated with carotid intima-media thickness among men in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.},
  author={Megan R. Sands and Diane S. Lauderdale and Kiang Liu and Kristen L Knutson and Karen A. Matthews and Charles B. Eaton and Crystal D. Linkletter and Eric B. Loucks},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={2858-64}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a subclinical marker of cardiovascular disease. Recent studies suggest that shorter sleep duration is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but there is limited evidence regarding this association using high-quality, objective assessments of sleep. The aim of this study is to determine whether sleep duration is associated with CIMT. METHODS The study used an observational cohort consisting of 617 black and white middle-aged… CONTINUE READING

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